UFC to debut in Russian Federation this September

OFFICIAL UFC announces debut event in Moscow

UFC brass today announced that UFC Fight Night Moscow is official for September 15, marking the promotion's first card in the market.

In addition to the first event in the country, the UFC has also appointed Andre Gromkovski as the new vice president for UFC Russia.

David Shaw, Vice-President of UFC, said that the tournament UFC Fight Night in Moscow due to the unlimited support of the sport from the Russian fans.

Now that Russian Federation can be taken off the checklist of places for the UFC to go, it's time to finally get something done in Hawaii.

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MMA Fighting reports that UFC has officially announced a UFC Fight Night event for Moscow on September 15. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) is from Dagestan. Gromkovski brings with him expertise across the media sales, digital, marketing and content distribution landscapes, working with companies such as Universal Studios, FOX, Viacom and Paramount Pictures.

The UFC's long-rumored Russian debut will take place at Moscow's Olympic Stadium. Gromkovski will leading the UFC's transition into the market. While no fights have been announced for the card as of yet, it's the culmination of years of work by the promotion to break into the Russian market, dating back to the Zuffa era.

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